Payment Exemptions & Refunds

Below is the portion of the Revised Animal Control Ordinance which pertains to exemptions and refunds of registration fees.

Sec. 6-10.2 Registration Payment Exemptions

  1. Owners of the following dogs and cats must complete an application for registration, but are exempt from paying the annual registration fee:
    1. Handicap assistance dog, provided the dog is sterilized.
    2. An animal, which is a working member of a law enforcement or public safety agency, regardless whether the animal is fertile or unfertile.
    3. Any animal in the care and custody of a not-for-profit 501(c)3 animal welfare organization that requires sterilization before adoption.
  2. An owner of a fertile dog or fertile cat which participates in at least three (3) nationally recognized conformation shows or professionally organized events during the previous twelve month period shall be exempt from paying the twenty-five ($25.00) dollars registration fee for the show animal. The registration fee for such an exempt owner shall be five ($5.00) dollars for each such dog or cat. In order to qualify for said exemption, each year the owner must furnish the County with proof of the animal’s registration in the exempting events.
  3. An owner of fertile hunting dogs shall be exempt from paying the twenty-five ($25.00) dollars registration fee for each hunting dog. The registration fee for such an exempt owner shall be five ($5.00) dollars for each such dog. In order to qualify for said exemption, each year the owner must furnish the County with a valid hunting license.
  4. An owner of a fertile dog or cat, who provides the county with a written statement from a licensed veterinarian which states that, due to the animal’s health, the animal cannot be sterilized, shall be exempt from paying the twenty-five ($25.00) dollars registration fee for that animal. The registration fee for such an animal shall be five ($5.00) dollars.